GVR Report cover Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Type (Hernia Mesh, Hernia Fixation Devices), By Surgery Type (Inguinal, Incisional), By Procedure Type, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-627-1
  • Number of Pages: 95
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global hernia repair devices market size was valued at USD 3.49 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.65% from 2021 to 2028. Key factors contributing to market growth include the increasing incidence of hernia, favorable reimbursement policies, and technological advancements related to repair devices. The high incidence of hernia is creating a growing demand for efficient repair devices, which is expected to supplement the market growth. According to the U.S. FDA, more than a million hernia repair procedures are done annually in the U.S. alone. The high incidence of hernia is creating demand for an efficient solution, which is expected to be responsible for the market growth.

U.S. hernia repair devices market size, by product type, 2018 - 2028 (USD Billion)

It was estimated that around 28 million elective operations and surgeries were canceled during the peak 12 weeks of interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In February 2019, the proportion of emergency repairs and operations was approximately 2.5% for inguinal hernias and 5.9% for incisional and umbilical hernias. In mid-March 2020, an announcement was made by the German government to stop elective surgical interventions. In addition, the number of hernia repairs registered by Herniamed during March 2020 was reduced substantially. The lowest cases of hernia repair were registered in April 2020, during which, hernia repair surgeries were equivalent to about 25% of those conducted from February to June 2019.

With the gradual decrease in COVID-19 cases after May 2020, restrictions executed on overall elective surgery across German hospitals were lifted, resulting in an increase in the number of elective hernia repairs. Despite the normalization of hospitalization policies in Germany, the caseload of hernia repairs in June 2020 was considerably lower than that in June 2019.

Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures performed across the world. The incidence of hernia is higher in men than in women. Around 25% of males and 2% of females develop inguinal hernia. This disorder is associated with risk factors such as obesity, smoking, unhealthy lifestyle, and age. About 75% of all hernias occur in the groin among adults, leading to an increase in the adoption of hernia repair devices among the demographic. The high incidence of hernia is creating demand for efficient hernia repair, which is expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period.

Technological advancements in hernia repair devices have rapidly increased in recent years. Advancements such as articulating fixation devices and self-fixating (gripping) meshes are developed to overcome the problems occurring during laparoscopic processes. In addition, such devices offer surgeons with better access to weak spots within the abdominal wall and enable them to securely place the mesh at the desired body site, which is likely to boost the market growth.

Product Type Insights

The hernia mesh segment dominated the market with a revenue share of 76.1% in 2020 owing to the wide adoption of these devices. The growth of this segment is primarily attributed to the resistance to infection and the ability to provide long-term tensile strength to prevent a recurrence. The hernia mesh segment is further segmented into biologic and synthetic mesh. The synthetic mesh segment dominated the market in 2020 owing to the high product availability, the easy availability of product materials, and cost-effectiveness.

The hernia fixation devices segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR in terms of revenue during the forecast period. The segment is segregated into sutures, tack applicators, and glue applicators. Tack applicators dominated the market in 2020 owing to the high cost of the device and the easy availability of products. Sutures accounted for a considerable market share in 2020 owing to the high usage in various surgical applications. The glue applicators segment is expected to expand at the fastest rate during the forecast period owing to the advantages, such as fewer post operative complications.

Procedure Type Insights

Open surgery dominated the market with a revenue share of 76.3% in 2020 and is expected to maintain its lead throughout the forecast period owing to its benefits such as the low cost of the procedure and fewer post-operative complications. Open hernia surgery involves making a large incision over the abdomen. The surgical mesh is placed over the repaired hernia to reinforce surrounding tissues. Benefits of open surgery include prevention of hernia reoccurrence, low cost of procedures, and lower chances of postoperative complications. However, complications associated with open surgery, such as excessive blood loss, injury to other organs, and blood clot formation, are likely to hamper the segment growth.

Laparoscopic surgery is expected to register the fastest growth rate in terms of revenue over the forecast period as it is widely accepted as a hernia treatment option. These minimally invasive surgeries are recommended owing to factors such as shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, fewer cuts, and reduced infection rate.

Surgery Type Insights

Inguinal hernia dominated the market with a revenue share of over 65.0% in 2020. Factors driving this segment include patient feasibility due to tension-free procedures and wide adoption of these surgical procedures. According to the FDA, there are more than 800,000 procedures of inguinal repair performed every year in the U.S. Thus, the high incidence of these surgical procedures is creating demand for hernia repair devices.

Global hernia repair market share, by surgery type, 2020 (%)

The incisional hernia segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR in terms of revenue during the forecast period. An incisional hernia is caused due to a previously made abdominal wall incision or due to incompletely healed surgical wounds. This surgery is the second most performed surgery after inguinal surgery. For instance, as per an article by Medscape in 2015, around 100,000 to 150,000 incisional hernia surgeries are performed annually in the U.S., accounting for about 30.0% of the total laparotomies in the U.S. Furthermore, 50.0% of incisional hernias occur within 2 years after surgery, while 74.0% of incisional hernias occur within 3 years, thus creating the demand for hernia repair devices.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market with a revenue share of over 50.0% in 2020 owing to the presence of major players. Sedentary lifestyles, increasing elderly population, and high recurrence rate of hernia are some of the factors responsible for the market growth in North America. Moreover, rising healthcare expenditure and faster FDA approvals are adding to the market growth in the region.

Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth in terms of revenue over the forecast period. Increasing medical tourism, affordable treatment, technological advancements, and rising healthcare reimbursements are some of the factors driving the market in this region. In addition, the demand for hernia repair devices is increasing in Asian countries, especially Japan and China, owing to a large patient pool. The region is expected to witness robust growth owing to a large number of undiagnosed and untreated cases, which is expected to further fuel the growth of the market in this region.

Key Company & Market Share Insights

The market has been characterized by high competition owing to the presence of established players operating in the market. Thus, to maintain a greater market share, many large companies are coexisting with companies that specialize in a particular product line. Some prominent players in the global hernia repair devices market include:

  • B Braun Melsungen AG

  • Cook Medical

  • Medtronic Plc

  • W.L. Gore & Associates

  • Ethicon Inc.

  • C.R Bard Inc.

  • Atrium

  • LifeCell Corporation

  • Baxter International

  • Herniamesh S.R.L.

Hernia Repair Devices Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 4.91 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 7.21 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.65% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, volume in units, and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, volume forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product type, procedure type, surgery type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; Italy; France; Spain; China; India; Japan; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Colombia; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

B Braun Melsungen AG; Cook Medical; Medtronic Plc; W.L. Gore & Associates; Ethicon Inc.; C.R Bard Inc.; Atrium; LifeCell Corporation; Baxter International, Inc.; Herniamesh S.R.L.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts volume and revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels as well as provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global hernia repair devices market report on the basis of product type, surgery type, procedure type, and region

  • Product Type Outlook (Volume, Units; Revenue USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Hernia Mesh

      • Biologic Mesh

      • Synthetic Mesh

    • Hernia Fixation Devices

      • Sutures

      • Tack Applicators

      • Glue Applicators

  • Surgery Type Outlook (Volume, Units; Revenue USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Inguinal Hernia

    • Umbilical Hernia

    • Incisional Hernia

    • Femoral Hernia

    • Others

  • Procedure Type Outlook (Volume, Units; Revenue USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Open Surgery

    • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Units; Revenue USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America                                           

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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